By on 26 February, 2011

Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson played a Motown tribute at the White House for U.S. president Barack Obama as part of America’s Black History month celebrations!

The soul legends were part of a superstar line-up, including Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas and Seal to perform some of the Detroit, Michigan label’s classic songs in front of the president and First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday (24th February 2011).

Motown founder Berry Gordy (pictured above) watched on as Legend sang Marvin Gaye‘s iconic tune Heard It Through The Grapevine, Jordin Sparks belted out the SupremesStop! In The Name Of Love and Seal performed My Girl.

President Obama told the crowd:

“Motown taught us that what unites us will always be stronger than what divides us. And in the decades since, those catchy beats and simple chords have influenced generations of musicians.”

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